Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago in 1776 on July 4 by the Continental Congress. It declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.
Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.
Many businesses like to show their appreciation of the military community during the Fourth of July holiday. Below is a list of some of the wonderful Military Appreciation Events throughout the country. Thank you for your service to our country. We hope that you have a safe and wonderful holiday!
Military Discounts and Freebies
For Fourth of July, 2019
Military Days at Kings Dominion Offering FREE ADMISSION for Military & One Family Member plus Discounts for Family July 1-July 7, 2019!
KINGS DOMINION MILITARY DEAL
Experience Kings Dominion like you never have before when myth and magic join together to create the all-new Grand Carnivale.
Join us every day June 15 through July 7 beginning at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the sights, sounds, smells and tastes from cultures around the world including India, China, Italy, France and Germany. Indeed, the Grand Carnivale has something for everyone – from crafts and games, to delectable food and drink, to live music and astounding entertainment.
Take part in our Spectacle of Color interactive light parade, complete with dazzling floats, authentic music and mesmerizing street performers. And finally, top off the night at the Carnivale Street Party, a magnificent party filled with international music and merrymaking until the park closes.
Learn more about Kings Dominion and their everyday military discount tickets & events on MilitaryBridge! You can also buy tickets below.
Waves of Honor
This program offers any active duty military, reservist or National Guardsman ONE FREE ADMISSION each year and up to three direct dependents at the following Seaworld Parks & Entertainment Amusement Parks. The Waves of Honor offers are only available online. However, you can grab military discounted tickets to the parks at your local MWR/ITT offices.
Current Waves of Honor Offers
(1) Sesame Place
Opening Day April 6, 2019. Sesame Place® is the nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street®.
Military Enjoy Waves of Honor at Sesame Place! Grab your Waves of Honor tickets with ID.me verification below!
(2) SeaWorld San Antonio
Whether you're a Texas local or on a family vacation, SeaWorld San Antonio has it all. From interactive touch pools to live shows, there is an animal experience for everyone. Get your Waves of Honor online ticket with ID.me verification below.
(3) Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Florida's theme park will thrill the entire family with Florida's best roller coasters, attractions, live shows & is home to more than 12000 animals. Grab your Waves of Honor tickets with ID.me verification below.
(4) Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is OPEN for the 2019 season. Busch Gardens is a theme park located in Williamsburg, Virginia. Enjoy attractions for the whole family including rides, shows, animal encounters & more. Busch Gardens Williamsburg offers many wonderful Military Discount opportunities from Waves of Honor to their new Military Pass offering unlimited visits to Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, Christmas Town and more. Learn all the details of their military offers below!
(5) SeaWorld San Antonio Waves of Honor Veteran Discount
(6) Discovery Cove
Click the links to learn more about the parks and register to receive and print your Waves of Honor ticket. Have fun and enjoy!
Military Appreciation Days June 29-July 7, 2019 Offering Free Admission to Carowinds for Military Members Active, Inactive, and Retired!
Join us as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D.
On June 29 - July 7, Carowinds will waive the regular admission fee for active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. What’s more, Carowinds’ special military offers extend beyond servicemembers to their families as well. Up to 6 immediate family members of military personnel can purchase tickets for only $39.99 each when purchased online. Just bring a valid government-issued ID to receive these tokens of our military appreciation.
LEARN MORE about Carowinds and their Military Appreciation Days on MilitaryBridge!
Military Days at Valleyfair in Minnesota Offering Free Admission July 4-7, 2019 For Military Plus Discounted Tickets For Up To 6 Immediate Family Members!
Valleyfair is honoring our hometown heroes with Military Days Fourth of July Weekend (July 4-7, 2019)
On July 4-7, Valleyfair will waive the regular admission fee for active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. What’s more, their special military offers extend beyond service members to their families as well. Up to six immediate family members of military personnel can purchase tickets for only $37 per person. Just bring a valid government-issued ID to receive these tokens of our military appreciation.
LEARN MORE about their Military Appreciation Days here!
The Minnesota Zoo salutes our troops with Free Admission, Free Parking, and half-price admission for family members June 29-July7, 2019
The Minnesota Zoo salutes our troops with special discounts and promotions throughout the year. Individuals eligible for military discounts and promotions include current, former, and retired members and family members of the US Military, National Guard, and Reserve in the United States (including Puerto Rico). Valid military ID or proof of military service is required. No other discounts apply and not valid for special programs or exhibits.
Military personnel receive free admission, free parking, and half-price admission for family members
Military personnel receive 20% discount on purchases, excluding promotional and clearance items.
Lancer Food Service
Military personnel receive 20% discount on food purchases, excluding free-standing kiosks and alcohol.
All Year Long
Military personnel receive $2 off regular admission and $1 off regular admission for family members.
Learn more here!
Offering Military Free Days July 3-5, 2019
Kings Island is offering free admission to active and retired members of the U.S military during the Fourth of July holiday, July 3 through July 5.
Knowing well the dangers inherent in the work, an extraordinary brand of men and women step up to preserve our freedom, a cause greater than self. Kings Island celebrates America's best by offering what we do best: a full day of pure AMAZING with thrilling rides, super-fast water slides and ginormous waves, never-ending laughs and memories for a lifetime. During our Military Appreciation Days, we honor our service members by providing free military tickets and exceptional military discounts.
On July 3 - 5, Kings Island will waive the regular admission fee for active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers' Training Corps. What's more, Kings Island's special military offers extend beyond servicemen and women to their families as well. Up to six (6) tickets can be purchased for $35 each for immediate family members of military personnel. Just bring a valid government-issued military ID to receive these tokens of our military appreciation.
LEARN MORE about Kings Island and this Military Appreciation Event here!
LEGOLAND® FLORIDA RESORT
The Ultimate Independence Day Celebration!
If America’s founding fathers had chosen a spot to celebrate after signing the Declaration of Independence, it would have been California’s Great America. How do we know? It’s the area’s only venue offering world-class AMAZING to thrill, delight and entertain everyone in the house.
After a full day of fun, head toward the Flight Deck roller coaster plaza at 9:45 p.m. for an Independence Day event that will knock your sparklers off. We’ll set the sky ablaze in one of the area’s most impressive displays of 4th of July fireworks. Witness a fanfare of radiant bursts and brilliant shimmers complemented by a patriotic soundtrack.
What’s more, current and past military members (with valid ID) can enjoy our 4th of July activities for FREE with complimentary admission on July 4–7, 2019. Plus, they can bring up to six guests for just $24 each.
It’s an AMAZING 4th of July event you can’t miss!
National State Park
Don't forget they offer a Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military.
LEARN MORE about this offer on MilitaryBridge!
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
FREE ZOO ADMISSION to any active, retired, or veteran personnel and their immediate family June 29 through July 7, 2019. Plus, a discount for Zoombezi Bay.
Military Appreciation offering FREE ADMISSION to the ZOO and Discounted Admission for Zoombezi Bay to all who have served and are serving including immediate family June 29-July 7, 2019!
LEARN MORE about this Military Appreciation Event!
Worlds of Fun
Worlds of Fun is Honoring the Military Community this Fourth of July with FREE ADMISSION!
Worlds of Fun wants to thank the men and women who have served and who are currently serving in our country’s military. Veterans of the American Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard receive complimentary admission to Worlds of Fun on the following holidays:
Independence Day (Wednesday, July 4, 2019)
Labor Day (Monday, September 2, 2019)
Complimentary tickets are available for active duty, reserve, or retired military (with honorable or medical discharge) and government issued ID.
Veterans or active military members only will receive complimentary admission to Worlds of Fun, with the option to purchase up to six (6) discounted tickets for immediate family members.
Please present valid government issued ID at any ticket sales window located at the Worlds of Fun or Oceans of Fun main entrance in order to receive your free tickets for military service, and to purchase military discount tickets for immediate family.
LEARN MORE about Worlds of Fun and this Military Appreciation Event Here!
Free Admission for Military Personnel. To show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces, the Chicago Zoological Society is offering free admission to Brookfield Zoo to all active, reservist, and retired members of the military. Qualified personnel who present a valid ID at one of the zoo's admission booths will be admitted free of charge.
LEARN MORE about Brookfield Zoo Military Appreciation Offer!
Dorney Park (Pennsylvania)
MILITARY DAYS AT DORNEY PARK July 1-4, 2019
Dorney Park’s Tribute to the Armed Forces program will offer a free regular admission ticket to any active or retired military personnel Fourth of July (July 1-4). Military personnel who qualify for the discount include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Valid ID should be presented at turnstile for entry into the park.
Along with free admission, active and retired members of the military will be able to purchase discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six) at a special military discount price. Purchase at the Dorney Park ticket window by presenting a valid Military ID July 1-4 or purchase online to take advantage of this offer.
LEARN MORE about Dorney Park's Military Days here!
Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags St. Louis is Honoring the Military Community with FREE ADMISSION July 3-6, 2019 for Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Veterans and Retired with a Military ID. Plus, Military Families Will Receive Discounted Admission with a Military ID.
LEARN MORE about Six Flags St. Louis Fourth of July Military Appreciation Event here!
Active duty receive one complimentary admission ticket per year (and as many as three direct dependents). Retired military and Veterans qualify for 50% discount on Single-day tickets or on Annual Passes for up to five direct dependents.
Colonial Williamsburg's Honoring Service Program Expands with Year-round Military Admissions Savings Current Military Personnel, Dependents to Qualify for Free Single-day Admission. This encompasses many other military discounts available at Colonial Williamsburg such as golf, lodging and more!
LEARN MORE about CW Military Discount Program on MilitaryBridge!
Blue Star Museums Program
Participating museums will offer FREE ADMISSION to all active duty military and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. There are many amazing museums a part of this program. Click Here to learn more.
LEARN MORE about participating Blue Star Museums on MilitaryBridge!
Blue Star Theatres Program
Each participating Blue Star Theatre is offering discounted or complimentary admission to all military personnel and their families, as well as veterans. Education programs and other theatre opportunities may be discounted as well. This is a year round program. There are currently 123 participating theaters with new theaters being added.
LEARN MORE about participating Blue Star Theatres on MilitaryBridge!
Birdies For The Brave
A national military outreach initiative dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation to the courageous men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families. As a Birdies For The Brave Sponsor, Quicken Loans is proud to support complimentary and discounted Military Ticketing throughout the PGA Tour season.
LEARN MORE about Birdies For The Brave!
Military Tee Times
Offering Military Discounted Tee Times For Military World Wide!
Is proud to provide an easy way for all members of the United States Military to enjoy golf by offering exclusive savings on tee times at thousands of courses in the U.S. and worldwide. Military Tee Times operates with more than 8,000 course partners in several countries offering military discounts off select tee times.
LEARN MORE about Military Tee Times on MilitaryBridge!
Brides Across America
BRIDES ACROSS AMERICA CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY BY GIVING AWAY FREE WEDDING GOWNS NATIONWIDE
Brides Across America helps military couples by providing free wedding gowns to those that are fighting against terrorism. It is our way to say thank you for your heartfelt service. Brides Across America unites bridal salons nationwide for special giveaway events held twice a year. Upcoming events in July!
LEARN MORE about Brides Across America Operation Gown Giveaway on MilitaryBridge!
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